There was a time I would scoff at the concept of manifesting. My earliest introduction to it was from my Grandmother, who always insisted that each one of us has a guardian angel sitting on our shoulder, listening to our thoughts, waiting to make our wishes come true. It follows from this that we must be careful what we wish for because who knows – we might get what we want! She may have had something to do with my perpetual optimism.
Gradually, I found there’s truth in what she said. Years later, my Grade 11 Physics lecturer taught us about focusing and manifesting what we wanted. She’d say, if you want to meet someone and had no way to contact them, just sit and concentrate, think about them and they would appear, or at the very least, get in touch.
So just for fun, we would experiment. And we were shocked to find that she was right more times than I care to remember. Okay, so you have to be a little realistic, unlike my nephew who wished to see God. Well, he did – but he wasn’t convinced.
What is funny is, we are non-believers and skeptics about most things that require faith – until we have proof – and personal experience. If it is something that matters to us a great deal, we stop becoming non-believers overnight. This has happened to me more times than I’d care to count.
What is interesting is, manifesting ties in strongly with self-confidence and a positive attitude. When we expect a particular outcome, we put in proportional effort. Even today, when I was waiting at my son’s school, I was smiling to hear the student sharing the “thought for the day” talking about the importance of positive thinking. What a difference it makes to expect what you want – you do everything in your power to get it, either way.
More recently, in my own life, I’ve been stunned at what I’ve wished for – and got. My Mom would insist that “intuition” influences manifesting a lot – and I would tend to agree.
What happens, I think, is this: we aim for something, we work towards getting the results we want. Being successful increases our self-confidence. We know what we are capable of, and success motivates us to aim higher. Then we believe we can do more and this strengthens our ability to manifest.
It is a lot like a smile you know? You frown and your chances of looking approachable are nil (unless whoever approaches you loves frowns). You smile and you attract smiles. Manifesting is like that. Universe plays a role, too. When we focus our energies towards something, we attract it.
I’ve had amusing wishes granted by the Universe – seemingly out of the blue.
I’d wish for a book and I’d get it.
I’d wish I were doing something for a client, and they’d get in touch with me.
I wished for a particular kind of work I wished I was doing, and sure enough, less than two hours later, I received an offer.
There are lots of examples I can give you – but you get the idea. And oh yes, it feels very, very good. And it is no secret I believe in miracles *wink*.
I had the privilege of taking A Course In Miracles last year, which teaches that on some level, we’ve asked for everything that happens in our life. Our intentions create our reality – quite in sync with my Grandmother’s words. (of course she’s my authority!).
What brought on this musing about manifesting? Just two days ago, I received a book – Mastering Manifestation by Adam James. Fascinating! The book has received rave reviews and you’ll see why when you read it. Download a free copy of this book from March 27th to March 31st. Click image download.
I think it is amazing of Adam to do this five day promo and I recommend you read the book. It’s about the subconscious mind, reality creation, and self-mastery – and I think you’ll enjoy the book. The power of our minds is limitless!
Mastering Manifestation: A Practical System For Rapidly Creating Your Dream Reality by Adam James appeals to me because he talks about ditching limiting beliefs, zap resistance to change, the power of affirmations and more, to live the life of your dreams.
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Now, question for you:
What is your experience with manifesting?
(And yes – I know some of you are thinking about the Law of Attraction!)
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My sis Vanita Cyril, The Strategic Mama is talking about the 5 necessities of successfully launching anything online – she also mentions a solid giveaway …. huh – go check it out! Because with Vanita – generosity is a habit.